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Meet Valusska

Valusska has been a fully dedicated martial artist for 16+ years. She previously was a dancer and ran for the country in 100 metre, 200 metre, relay and hurdles. She accidentally got into martial arts after taking her eldest daughter to a class. Valusska is now an accredited 2nd Dan Black belt in full contact freestyle karate and traditional Shotokan karate. She has a number of achievements under her belt, winning best Hall of fame karate student of the year for Cambridgeshire 2 years running, 3 gold medals, 4 silver and 1 bronze for freestyle full contact fighting, 4 trophies for best Shotokan kata, and a specialist trophy for best karate student of the year for the club Valusska attended and taught at.

Valusska has used her experience and knowledge to help make a difference, providing expert training to those in the security and policing field “I wanted to know more about different styles of martial arts and this lead me to become fully weapons trained which then lead to me training door staff in knife edge weapons awareness and in close quarters protection, which was also used to help the British transport police keep in line with reasonable force restraint techniques. I was then presented a set of Sai’s by my sensei for this achievement. I went on to compete in last man standing with the military and came 2nd. I was the only female, the only non-forces member, and the first female to do this. After reaching the highest level I could in karate, I branched into Brazilian Jiu jitsu, training with the American air force before they returned home. Siince then I have helped as many people as I can by doing outdoor events and free karate lessons. My highest ever kick being recorded at 6’4”! In my spare time I enjoy HIIT,& bootcamp/ bodypump workouts,  art, music, dancing and I adore my children pets & sunflowers.”

To contact Valusska for fitness support with the SAS GYM app, please email AskEd@uk-sas.co.uk.